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Video: Seahawks rookie Rashaad Penny throws ceremonial first pitch at Mariners game


The last time the Seattle Mariners made the Major League Baseball playoffs, the Seattle Seahawks were still in the AFC, and rookie running back Rashaad Penny was five years old.

In Thursday’s 6-1 win over the Texas Rangers, Penny got to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Safeco Field. It’s not quite peak Randy Johnson, but it reached home plate!

“The last time I played baseball was ten years ago, so I don’t know how I feel now,” Penny said to Root Sports’ Jen Mueller, “but coach [Pete Carroll] and my running back coach [Chad Morton], we were over there practicing in the dome earlier, so I think I got it.”

Penny has already requested that he get a full inning to show his full arsenal of pitches.

Perhaps 2018 could be the year that the Mariners end what is currently the longest postseason berth drought of the four major North American sports leagues, as they’ve started out an impressive 35-22, winners of 11 of their last 14 games.